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  • Defesa Teses

    Provas de doutoramento agendadas

    Dra. Andrea Ascenção Marques - Dia 28 de março, pelas 15h, na Sala dos Capelos

    Dr. Henrique José Mendes Nunes - Dia 30 de março, pelas 10h30, na Sala dos Capelos,

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  • Seminário Oncobiologia e Cancro

    Seminário

    Seminário do Curso “Oncobiologia e Cancro"

    “Current advances in cell-based and immunotherapy in cancer"

    Professor Bruno Silva Santos 7 de abril | 14h30 | Anfiteatro IBILI

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The Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences is coordinated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra and grants degrees in the areas of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences.

The PhDHS offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in Health Sciences.
The training opportunities encompass laboratory-based research, pre-clinical and translational research, as well as clinical research.

Integrating institutions devoted to different aspects of Health research, the Programme creates a privileged environment that fosters the development of transdisciplinary projects on health sciences.

There will be opportunities for students to tailor their own curriculum, integrating a variety of different subjects, by selecting the courses that best meet their training expectations. The Programme comprises:

  • Mandatory courses in core structuring and transversal areas;
  • Optional courses in areas of specialization;
  • An annual plan of seminars;
  • Research leading to the doctoral thesis.



The Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences enrolls 20 students per year holding a degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Nursing, Health Technologies, or other areas of relevance to pursue a Doctoral degree in Health Sciences.



The Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences is coordinated by a Scientific Commission with the following composition:

Joaquim Neto Murta (Director of the Programme and Presidente of the Scientific Comission, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Henrique Girão (Diretor of the Programme, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Ana Cristina Carvalho Rego (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

António Francisco Rosa Gomes Ambrósio (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Carlos Manuel Silva Robalo Cordeiro (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Isabel Maria Marques Carreira (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

João José Oliveira Malva (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

José Guilherme Lopes Rodrigues Tralhão (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Lino Manuel Martins Gonçalves (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)

Miguel Sá Sousa Castelo Branco (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra)




Equal opportunity statement: The Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences practices an affirmative action and equal opportunity policy. We value diversity and we have a strong policy against discrimination at work of any kind. Recruitment of students should reflect the diversity of the national and international community where the School is integrated.